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Taupo's Floatplane

#17 of 63 Tours in Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
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About Taupo's Floatplane
Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park. Floatplane scenic flights are a magical way to experience and gain a true perspective of the stunning Lake Taupo Region, and the sensation of taking off from and landing on the water is a memory you will never forget. Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy this unique flying experience
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Lyn A wrote a review Jan 2021
Cambridge, null, New Zealand70 contributions15 helpful votes
Absolutely had the most amazing time during this flight. I was a solo passenger and was happy to pay extra for the spare seat and totally worth the extra money. It was January 1st 2021 and anniversary of my husband passing away three years ago, so I was wanting to do something special. This hit the mark in every way. The pilot Neil, was brilliant with the information as we flew over landmarks and history of the area. I am a keen photographer and he was really thoughtful re me trying to take photos in keeping the plane steady. So appreciative. I loved the view from the air, and having walked to the Taranaki Falls and having walked the Tongariro Crossing, it was beyond incredible to see these places from the air. The hours journey was one wow moment after another.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Julie harris wrote a review Nov 2020
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My son's surprised me and my partner with the flight , I was in awe at the majestic mountains . The weather was beautiful, the flight was smooth, and the pilot new absolutely everything about the history of the area and what we were looking at. He new everything about the lake and we flew in a circle around each of the three mountains. I have expressed to all my friends and family that this is a must do for kiwis .The experience has made me lòve the mountains more and I will be back there for a second time. Honestly, I feel that was up there as the best thing I have done so far in my years traveling around New Zealand .JUST DO IT .
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Brian-relaxing wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose6 contributions
As part of our honeymoon we took a scenic Taupo Floatplane flight and loved it. Our pilot was awesome, giving us a smooth fun flight, explaining everything, showing us fabulous views, and answering all our questions. Totally recommend it, as you get to see things (multicolor mountaintop lakes, glaciers, the whole lake Taupo, etc.) that can’t be seen any other way.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Richard E wrote a review Jan 2020
Thame, United Kingdom950 contributions108 helpful votes
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We were visiting Lake Taupo for three nights and we saw a Float plane during our stay, we took a last minute decision to book a flight in the floatplane on the day that we were leaving to drive to Napier I was so glad we did, Neil our pilot was excellent with great local knowledge during the flight, we chose the 20 minute flight which was just right for us. My wife is in a wheelchair but with my help we managed ok.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from NeilK1149, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane
Responded 24 Jan 2020
So glad you enjoyed the flight. Thank you for the review.
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Steve P wrote a review Jan 2020
West Byfleet, United Kingdom30 contributions46 helpful votes
Really great experience to fly on a floatplane. Dalton our pilot was great and well informed. The views of Mt Ruapehu and the other volcanoes were spectacular from above. Not cheap but well worth it
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from NeilK1149, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.
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